Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Beatrice Babcock Van Nostrand


06/13/1921 - 05/14/2019


Beatrice Babcock Van Nostrand, 97, of Murphy, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, after a period of declining health.

She was born in Glen Cove, NY, to the late Carl John and Anna Sjodahl Hagstrom. She was preceded in death by husbands, Eugene Babcock and George Van Nostrand, son, James (Jim) Babcock and daughter, Linda McGrady.

Beatrice loved taking care of her family and was blessed to do so for several generations. She enjoyed working with her flowers which grew beautifully under her loving care. She also worked as a Ward Secretary at both District Memorial Hospital and Murphy Medical Center.

Surviving are a son, Eugene (Chuck) Babcock and wife Barbara, 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home from 3 pm to 4:30 pm with a private graveside services following at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. Rondall Brown will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Eugene Babcock, Van Babcock, Robert (Mickey) McGrady, Jason McGrady, Shawn McGrady and Keith Whitener.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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